1. [late 17C–18C] strong liquor; often as cold tea under cold adj., brandy.
2. [18C–early 19C; 1970s+] urine [1970s+ use is gay].
3. [late 19C+] (US) whisky.
4. in drug uses [the OED citation from the Boston Sunday Herald (26 March 1967), ‘Marijuana…when brewed with hot water’ is prob. a teasing hippie n.2 (3) gulling a foolish journalist].
(a) [1930s+] marijuana.
(b) [1930s+] a marijuana cigarette.
(c) [1970s+] phencyclidine.
[mid-19C] a brandy flask.
[1940s+] (drugs) a marijuana smoker; also attrib.
1. [1930s+] (orig. US black) a marijuana smoker; also attrib.
2. see also SE compounds below.
[1940s] (US) a place, e.g. a bar or club, where marijuana can be smoked.
[1930s–50s] (US) a smoker of marijuana.
[1930s–60s] (drugs) a place for smoking marijuana.
1. [1920s] a drinking binge.
2. [1930s–60s] (drugs) a gathering of people for the purpose of communal smoking of marijuana.
[1930s–50s] (US drugs) a marijuana cigarette.
[1970s+] (US gay) dark glasses.
[1970s] (drugs) to smoke marijuana.
[1910s–20s] to get drunk.
SE in slang uses
1. [mid-19C] an evening party.
2. [mid-19C–1920s] a tea party.
[late 19C] (Aus.) one who attends a tea party (and by implication dislikes alcohol).
1. a man who frequents tea parties.
2. a womanizer.
3. see also sl. compounds above.
see separate entry.
[1930s] (US gay) an all-woman bar catering to lesbians.
see bun-struggle under bun n.3
see separate entry.
[early–mid-19C] (US) a tea party.
[1990s+] the anus.
[late 18C–early 19C] a chamberpot.
1. a phr. used to deride something, or someone, considered of little or no value, e.g. ‘Expensive? He gives them away…’.
2. an ironic reply by a criminal to questions referring to the origins of obviously stolen goods in his possession,e.g. ‘Stolen goods, officer? No. Give them away…’.
[20C+] to die.
[1970s+] (US gay) to have sex in a public lavatory.
[late 19C+] (orig. Aus.) on no account, no chance whatsoever; occas. in positive use.
1. [late 19C+] (Aus.) to consort with someone, to associate with someone.
2. [1970s+] (UK Und.) to outsmart a clever person or to defeat someone in authority.
see tea-and-sugar adj.
[1920s+] (Aus.) a formal afternoon tea for a number of guests, a minor social get-together.
[19C] a phr. used to indicate that there is no tea; i.e. one is simply SE turned out.
[mid-19C+] to make tea.
[1940s+] (N.Z.) a call to indicate that it is time for a tea-break; thus as n.